Before we get started talking about your writing, tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do for a living (if you’re not a full–time writer) what hobbies you have, etc. Whatever you’d like to share to introduce yourself.
I currently live in a suburb of St. Paul, MN. I work for a health care company working in the business office. As for hobbies I do enjoy cross stitching when I can find time, but most of my time is spent in a crowd either cheering for my son in basketball and football or my beloved Vikings.
1. What genre(s) do you write in and why?
Romance. So far I’ve written in contemporary, paranormal, Sci-fi and suspense. In addition I like to go into subgenres such as interracial, cowboy, second chance romance, sports and new adult. Between challenges people put to me mixed with my own natural love of all genres I can’t sit still.
2. What’s your favorite beverage?
I’m not sure if it’s a favorite or if the twenty-third ingredient in Dr. Pepper is crack, but there is usually at least one bottle around me at most times.
3. If you had to listen to one song over and over again for a whole day, what would it be?
Honey I’m Good, by Andy Grammar. It would keep me going all day long.
4. What is your least favorite part of writing?
I second guess myself quite a bit. I fear that in my mind I answered all the questions, but it might not have been put down on the page.
5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I’m torn between living somewhere like the Virgin Islands where I could have a beach and beautiful weather all the time and somewhere in Northern Minnesota. I love being snowed in and having summers that don’t kill me with heat.
6. Are you an avid reader? When you do read someone else’s writing, what is your favorite genre?
I used to be, now my writing schedule and family time steals my free time I found for reading. I thank God for Audible, that allows me to enjoy books as I’m driving my boy around. Much like my writing I am very eclectic. I enjoy all genres, but I do enjoy a good mystery or paranormal probably the best.
7. Where do you get the ideas for your stories?
Life, it might be a song, an over heard conversation, a side comment, I tend to get ideas from everywhere. Sometimes it’s a challenge. I was approached recently to part of the Snowy Knights Anthology. A snowy rescue with a suspense twist, I can’t believe I pulled it off, but I actually wrote my first suspense.
8. Tell me about your ideal reader.
The most common thing I hear from my readers is “I don’t read, but I couldn’t put your book down.” I’m not sure why those who never read love my books, but they seem to.
9. If you were to choose one superpower, what would it be?
Precognition. I can’t stand know knowing.
10. Tell us about your next book & when is it being published?
Second and Short, book 2 of the Love by the Yard Series. It’s being released December 13th from JK Publishing.
Offensive linemen are the silent protectors of the game. Always there, but never seen by the fans. Whether by accident or circumstance Dalton Gresham has been known as the Blood Thirsty Bear of the Gridiron since his rookie year. With fans wearing number seventy-seven with fake blood dripped on it can this giant in football shake his monster status.
Having hidden away at Lost Lake, Wisconsin the last thing Willeen Fire needed was publicity. The tall, voluptuous woman has a beauty she hides behind flannel shirts and engine grease while staying off the grid.
When Dalton first meets Willeen the last thing he thought was she was a woman in need of protection, but as he falls for her the natural instinct to protect is screaming in his ears. Can he stop being the monster he’s been labeled and become the one who will finally save Willeen from the man hunting her?
Be sure to come back to learn more about Michel and her novel, SECOND AND SHORT (Love By The Yard Series, Book 2), on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.
Links to Michel’s website, blog, books, etc.
Love by the Yard Series
“Tackling love one down at a time.”
First and Ten
Amazon US http://tinyurl.com/jmbd5wy
Amazon UK http://tinyurl.com/z2x6o6f
Amazon AU http://tinyurl.com/jrogpyn
Amazon CA http://tinyurl.com/jug9wp4
Second and Short
Amazon UK http://tinyurl.com/j66x28u
Amazon CA http://tinyurl.com/jx2zu7r
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